Business boss speaks at top education event

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A LEADING businesswoman and founder of two children’s charities will be speaking at one of the UK’s most prestigious education conferences being held in Sheffield in the New Year.

Camila Batmanghelidjh will join speakers at the North of England Education Conference at Sheffield Hallam University from Wednesday to Friday, January 16 to 18.

Camila is the founder of two children’s charities – The Place 2 Be and Kids Company – where she works with some of the most traumatised young people living in London.

She trained as a psychotherapist, engaged in 20 years of psychoanalysis and has become an advocate for vulnerable children.

Inspiring learners will be the focus of the conference and speakers will be exploring thinking, new ideas and innovative practice that will shape the new education landscape, both in and out of the classroom.

The conference is entitled ‘Mind, Brain, Community: Inspiring Learners, Strengthening Resilience’.

Speakers and delegates will also focus on the mind and brain in relation to learning, schools, parents and healthy communities, specifically investigating the link between neuroscience and education.